Tuesday, November 6, 2012

LIBERTY by Janet Wong

It is your right to slice a story today, so do it with the Two Writing Teachers!


It seems a poignant day to slice with a piece from Janet Wong's DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE. I absolutely love this poem.


LIBERTY 
I pledge acceptance
of the views
so different,
that make us America

To listen, to look,
to think, and to learn

One people
sharing the earth
responsible
for liberty
and justice
for all.

6 comments:

elsie said...

Oh yes, this is a perfect poem for today!

newtreemom said...

Thanks, now I know another book to look for! This poem is perfect for today!

Linda at teacherdance said...

Absolutely wonderful book, & it has so many poems that call for discussions. Thanks for sharing this lovely poem.

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

I love this book - and that was a perfect poem for election day.

Stacey from Two Writing Teachers said...

What a great poem! I can't wait to share it with my daughter when the next Presidential Election rolls around. She'll appreciate it by then!

onesunflower said...

Thank you for sharing this delightful interpretation of a pledge that is often confusing for young students to understand.